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Oct 6, 2017
This week’s theme
Words that sound taboo, but aren’t

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cocksure
pudency
menstruum
titter
cunctative

cunctative
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with Anu Garg

cunctative

PRONUNCIATION:
(KUNGK-tuh-tiv)

MEANING:
adjective: Delaying; slow.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin cunctari (to hesitate, delay). Earliest documented use: 1617.

USAGE:
“The cunctative method would be employed to divert any kind of hearing.”
Bruce Zortman; Murder Cum Laude; Eloquent Books; 2010.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy. -George H. Lorimer, editor (6 Oct 1867-1937)

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